2022 Greater Rome Impact Fund Grant Recipients Announced

2022 Five nonprofits were recognized and awarded funding from The Community Foundation for Greater Rome at a reception Thursday evening, February 9, 2023 at The Law Offices of McRae, Smith, Peek. The Open Door Home received funding for a program and conference in partnership with Glowing Girls, Inc., which has the mission of empowering girls


How COVID-19 Impacts Donor Tax Planning

COVID-19 has disrupted many areas of daily life in 2020 – even year-end tax planning is not immune. Congress passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act in late March to provide economic relief for American businesses and taxpayers affected by the coronavirus. The CARES Act included a whole host of tools to stimulate the economy including


Blooms on Broad reaches First through Sixth Avenues

Previous Next In just one year since the first planters were installed, Blooms on Broad has now reached both ends of Broad Street! Thanks to generous donations from individuals and organizations, three planters have been installed at every intersection along Broad Street from First Avenue to Sixth Avenue. These planters are an enduring investment in


Easter 2020 Fund established by local churches to aid HOPE Alliance

The pastors of The Churches of Rome collaborative announced they are making their first community service grant to the newly formed HOPE Alliance of Rome and Floyd County. The $5,000 donation will be used to offset expenses incurred by local nonprofits providing emergency shelter and services to homeless citizens affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The grant is a direct


First COVID-19 Grants Awarded to 17 Nonprofits

May 4, 2020 – The Community Foundation for Greater Rome announces the first round of small grants from the COVID-19 Recovery Fund to 17 nonprofit organizations in Rome. The COVID-19 Recovery Fund is an initiative to help local nonprofits address the long-term needs in Rome and Floyd County as the effects of this global coronavirus


2019 Greater Rome Impact Grant Recipients Announced

On January 21, the Community Foundation for Greater Rome announced $28,000 in grants to four Rome nonprofits. In addition to the $28,000 awarded through the Rome Impact Fund and the First Christian Heritage Fund, the foundation also announced over $188,000 in giving through Donor Advised Funds in 2019. This year’s $25,000 Rome Impact Grant was


Ashley Garner Returns to Community Foundation

Ashley (Ellington) Garner will return as Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, taking over from current Executive Director Joel Snider. Garner served as Executive Director of the Foundation from its inception in 2015 until May 2018. Ed Watter, chair of the board of directors for the Community Foundation says, “We’re glad Ashley


Community Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Cycle

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome will kick off its fourth annual grant cycle with a seminar at the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce on September 12th at 4:00 pm. At the seminar, local nonprofits can learn about this year’s grant criteria. “In addition, we will continue to provide our annual suggestions on how nonprofits can